Author: Reddy Rachmady

Carbon, Conservation and Agricultural Development – the Coastal Peatlands of Sumatra, Indonesia

Reddy Rachmady,
Tony Greer,
John Bathgate
Summary This paper examines the issue of continued and increased pressure on carbon conservation in the peat- lands of Indonesia – with a specific focus on the coastal peatlands of Riau Province, Sumatra and the current development on those lands. What can be realistically expected to be conserved is considered alongside the mechanisms available to do so. Land use development and, therefore, deforestation in Riau started in the early 1980s when major clearing began for the establishment …